January_ 2013 - LEHS Guidance by yaofenjin


									           IMPRESSIONS NEWSLETTER
                           THE TO WAY TO LEARN COLLEGE

January, 2013

In This Issue
      Perspectives
                          C.I. Perspective
                          Prexy Said:
                             “The Offer of the College”: to be at home in all lands and all ages;
      OPEN    HOUSE          to count Nature a familiar acquaintance, and Art an intimate friend;
       NOTICES                to carry the keys of the world’ library in your pocket, and feel its resources behind you
      Special            in whatever task you undertake;
       Programs               make hosts of friends…who are to be leaders in all walks of life;
                              to lose yourself in generous enthusiasms and cooperate with others for common ends-
      College                this is the offer of the college for the best four years of your life.”
       Counselors                         President Barry Mills, Bowdoin College, 1906
      Special
                          “Students tend to go into roughly the same amount of debt to attend a private four-year college as they do to buy
       Programs for
                          a new car. But the degree is likely to increase your lifetime earnings by anywhere from $241,000 to $1,090,000,
       College            depending on your field of study; while the car will depreciate the moment you drive it off the lot and will have
       Applicants         average lifespan of just over ten years..”
                                    Raymond S. Kington, President, Grinnell College, IA & the
      Scholarship
                                                      College Connection Newsletter
                          Future – Jobs – O – Matic
      Counselor
                          American Public Media, the second largest producer of public radio programing in the United States, has created a
       College Tours
                          useful website for people interested in learning more about careers. Future-Jobs-O-Matic allows job seekers to
                          determine which jobs are fact-growing and which are on the decline. Each career summary provides a definition
                          of the job and information ion earnings, the employment outlook, and the number of jobs that are expected to be
Publisher                 added or lost through 1018. Users can also compile lists of the highest-and lowest-paying jobs.
                               Source: U.S. Department of LABOR – CAM REPORT: Facts & Trends,
Arthur P. Mullaney                     December 1, 2010
64 Shore Drive
Kingston, MA 02364

                          Table of Contents
                          Open House Notices                                  page 2 & 3                 Special Programs for
Contact Us                Applicants             page 3
                          Special Programs for Counselors                         page 4          Carry Over Programs
E-Mail                    page 5      Counselor College Tours                                 page 7, 8, 9

(781) 585-4070

College Open House Programs January, 2013
Suggestion: When responding regarding attendance, confirm the date and time and place of the meeting.
January, 2013        Codes: OH = Open House Programs             IS = Information Session
Anna Maria Col., Paxton, MA, Jan. TBA -Saturday Tour- call (800) 344-4586
Bay Path Col., Longmeadow, Ma, Jan. 9 –FIN AID Workshop-, call (800) 782-7284
Becker Col., Worcester, MA Jan 9 -Chat w/Becker on line- 2:30 to 4:30 pm, call (877) 5BECKER
Boston Architectural Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 10 -IS- 6 pm to 8 pm, call (877) 385-2000
Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburg, PA A series of admissions meetings for specific disciplines. See Carry Over Program Sect. Page 6
Castleton St. Col.,, Castleton, VT Jan 26 -Saturday Information Session- call (800) 639-8521
Catholic U., Washington D.C., Jan. 17 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, call (800) 447-3765
Culinary Inst. of America, Hyde Park, NY, Jan. 5 –OH Career Changers0 Cal, ,Graystone Jan 30 –OH- call (800) CULINARY
C.W. Post of L.I.U., Greenvale, NY, Jan. 12 –Fin. Aid Session-
                                          Jan. 25,26 & 27 –Post Preview-, 1 to 4 pm in Tilles Lounge call (800) 548-7526
Dickenson Col., Carlisle, PA Jan 21 –Discover Dickenson Day-, call (800) 644-1773
Drew U., Madison, NJ, Jan. 21 -Visit Day, M. L. King Celebration-, call (973) 408-DREW
Emmanuel Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 21 & 26 -IS- 11 am to 1 pm, call (617) 735-9715
Emerson Col, Boston, MA Jan. –Auditions- See Special Program, Carry Over Section
Fitchburg State Col., Fitchburg, MA, Jan. 26 -Saturday Information Session- call (978) 665-3144
Florida Southern, Lakeland, FL Jan. 21 -Preview Day- , call (800) 274-4131
Florida Inst. of Technology, Melbourne, FLA Jan. 25 – Exploration Day- call (321) 674-8000
Framingham State Col., Framingham, MA., Jan. 26 -Information Sessions- 10 am, call (508) 626-4500
Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Jan. 19 -Admissions Saturday-, call (747) 291-3911
Geneva Col., Beaver falls, PA Jan. 18 -Discover Geneva Day- call (800) 847-8255
Gettysburg Col., Gettysburg, PA Nov. 19 –Conservatory Auditions-, Jan., 28 -Senior Preview Day, call (717) 337-6000
Gordon Col., Hamilton, MA, Jan. 28, -Education Experience e Day-, call (800) 343-1379
Gustavius Adolphus Col., St. Paul, MN, Jan. 21 -Discover Gustavius- for high school Jrs. & Sophs., call (507) 933-8000
Hope Col., Holland, MI, Jan.21 & 25 -Visitation Day- 9:00 am to 3 pm, call (800) 968-7850
Hood col., Frederick, MD, Jan 15 -Financial Aid Seminar-, call (800) 922-1599
Johnson & Wales U., Providence, RI, consult Special Program Section call (800) 342-5598
Lawrence Memorial-Regis Col. Collaborative ASN Program, Jan. 3 -OH, Nursing- 7 pm, call (781) 306-6649
Lyndon State Col., Lyndon, VT, Jan 10 -Transfer Day--, call (802) 626-6413
Mitchell Col., New London, CT Jan. 12 -On the Interview Day -, call (800) 443-2811
Mt. St. Mary’s, Newberg, NY, Jan. 27 -OH-,        call (888) YES-MSMC
New England Col., Henniker, NH, Jan. 12 -Information Session- 10 am to noon, call (800) 521-7642
Norwich U., Northfield, VT, Jan. 30 to 31 -Leadership Challenge Weekend- See Special Programs for details, call (802) 485-2531
Ohio Wesleyan U., Delaware, OH., Jan. 27 & Feb. 10 -Scholarship Celebration- call (800) 922-8953
Rollins Col., Winter Park Fl., Jan. 19 -Saturday Visit Day-, call (407) 646-2161
Open House Programs January. 2013 continued..
St Joseph U. of, West Hartford, CT, Jan. 12 –Discover SJC, OH- 10 am to 1 pm, call (860) 231-5216l
St. Olaf’s Col., Northfield, MN, Jan. 21 -Junior Preview Day, OH-, call (800) 800-3025
Salem State U., Salem, MA, Jan. 27, -OH- call (978) 542-6200
Simons Rock of Bard Col., Great Barrington, MA, Jan. 26 -Discovery Day, OH- call (800) 235-7186
Skidmore col., Saratoga Springs, NY, Jan 27 & 28 -Junior Admissions Workshop- call (800) 867-6007
Southern Florida Col., Lakeland, FLA Jan. 21 -Preview Day- call (800) 274-4131
Spelman Col., Atlanta, GA, Jan. 26 -Saturday Tours- , call (800) 982-2411
Syracuse U., Syracuse, NY, consult with Special Program Section for Receptions & Regional Auditions
Union Col., Schenectady, NY, Jan . 24 & 27 -Preview Days-, call (888) 843-6688
Vanderbilt U., Nashville, TN Jan. 21 -Black & Gold Days for high school Frosh. Soph., .- call (800) 288-0432
Washington & Jefferson Col., Washington, PA, Jan. 21 .-OH-, call (888) W-AND-JAY
Worcester. Col., of Worcester. OH, Jan. 21 -Winter OH-, call (330) 263-2322

Special Programs for Parents & Students
Massachusetts College Goal Sunday January 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm
FAFSA Day in Massachusetts! College goal Sunday is a volunteer-driven effort to provide FREE ASSISTANCE to students and
families, including those who have no tradition of attending college, in competing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

(FAFSA), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, including grant, and loan throughout the nation. College Goal
Sunday mobilizes financial aid professionals from MA colleges and universities to help families of college bound students. The 5th
College Goal Sunday will take place on January 25, 2013 at 2 pm in over 20 locations around Massachusetts Areas:

Boston Area -- Boston Public Library, Boston , MA, 1/27 at ASA College Planning Ctr at 1:00 pm
               Boston, MA, VASPIRE, 31 St. James Ave., suite 520, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
               Cambridge Ridge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
               Chelsea, MA., Chelsea High School, 1/27 at1:00 pm
               Chestnut Hill, MA, Pine Manor College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
               Malden, MA, Malden High School, 1/27 at 1:oo pm
               Roxbury, MA, John A. Shelbourne community Ctr., 2730 Washington ST., 1/27 at 1:00 pm
               Somerville, MA, Somerville High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm

Cape Cod -- Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, 1/27 at 1pm

South Coastal Area -- Brockton High School, Brockton, MA, 1/28 at 6:00 pm
                      Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                      Dean College, Franklin, MA, 1/27 at 1:00 pm

Northeast Area -- Amesbury, MA, Amesbury High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                  Burlington, MA, Burlington High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                  Lawrence, MA, Northern Essex Community College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                  Lowell, MA, Middlesex Community College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                  Lynn, MA, North Shore community College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                  Wakefield, MA, Northeast Metro Technical High School, 1/23 at 6:00 pm

Metro West Area -- Framingham, MA, Framingham High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                   Marlborough, MA, Marlborough High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                   Upton, MA, Blackstone Valley Vocational Tech., 1/27 at 1:00 pm

Central Massachusetts Area -- Fitchburg, MA, Fitchburg State University, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                              Gardner, MA, Mt. Wachusett Community College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                              Webster, MA, Bartlet High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                              Worcester, MA, Quincigamond Community College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm

Western Massachusetts Area -- Amherst Pelham Reg. High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                              Holyoke, MA, Holyoke, Holyoke Community College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                              Montague, MA, Turner Falls High School, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                              Pittsfield, MA, International Education Ctr. at Berkshire CC Campus, 1/27 at 1:00 pm
                              Springfield, MA, American International College, 1/27 at 1:00 pm

Massachusetts College Goal Sunday continued…
Students and their parents should bring completed 2012 IRS tax returns, W2 Statements and other 2012 Income and benefits
information. Current bank statements, untaxed income, records for the previous year (Social Security, Temp. Assist. To Needy
Families, Welfare or Veterans benefit records), drivers license (if any) & alien registration card. 2011 tax returns can also be useful if
2011 is not yet available. This information is helpful but not required.
For greater detail and additional site locations call (877) 4 - CGS – MAS or on line at www.FAFSAdav.org

Counselor Programs

34th Annual Counselor Bus Tour -- April 22 to 27, 2013
Sponsored by the Consortium of Vermont Colleges. This program is for high school guidance Counselors, college counselors, or
independent educational counselors. College Impressions rates this tour Four Star. It is exhausting but extremely worthwhile.
For greater detail consult www.VTcolleges.org

EACAC’s Career Colloquium, In the Planning Stage with the aim of producing the program in March, 2013. There will be more
to come. Are you finishing a graduate degree program in counseling? Working as a student in an Admissions Office? Interested in a j
Interested in a job in College Counseling? The Career Colloquium will feature seasoned Admissions and College Counseling
professionals discussing careers in admissions and secondary school college counseling. You will learn practical information about
the college counseling profession, graduate school opportunities, the types of jobs available, how to begin and manage your search,
how to market yourself, on-site resume review for you to receive immediate feedback for experienced hiring managers
For greater detail call Lynn O’Shaughnessy, NEACAC Regional Director at (603) 367-3292
  Program Section, call 315-443-3611

Nugget      From: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL        Earn $500 Travel Grant for making the trip to F.I.T.
         If you make the decision to apply during your visit, and are accepted, a $500 travel grant will be credited to your student
         Account during your first semester of full-time attendance. If you complete an application during your visit, F.I.T. will
         wave the $50 application fee.

Volunteer Opportunity:
The Mass Substance Abuse Info. And Ed. Helpline seeks volunteers, for phone service to persons affected by alcoholism and
substance abuse. The Helpline provides training, supervision, flexible scheduling, in recovery from addiction helpful but not
necessary. For more information to be a volunteer: call (800) 327-5050, ext. 201. Visit their web site at WWW.helpline-online.com

Special Programs
The New Actors Workshop, 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA is offering year round programs in film and stage beginning in January,
2013. The skills acquired in acting are transferable to most career and educational situations one will experience in adult life. For
greater detail obtain a brochure by calling the New Actors Workshop at (617) 504-4914

Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI will be hosting a number of “Preview & Discovery Days” in 2013
Discovery Days Business, Hospitality, Technology, Arts & Sciences at the Downtown Campus
                    Jan. 18, 2013      Feb. 1 & 8, 2013          Mar. 15, 2013
Preview Days       Business, Hospitality, Technology, Arts & Sciences 11:00 am at the Downtown Campus
                   Culinary Preview, Culinary Exposition     9:00 am at the Harborside Campus
                   Jan. 26, 2013 Feb. 16, 2013 Mar. 16, 2013 Apr. 20, 2013
Wildcat Weekend Feb. 15, 2013 Mar. 15, 2013 Apr. 19, 2013
For specific details call (800) DIAL-JWU

Norwich University, Northfield, VT will offer two Leadership Challenge Weekends during the winter/spring of 2013.
The dates are:     February 1 to 3, 2013 -- March 1 to 3 & 29 to 31, 2013
The Leadership Challenge Weekend is designed to expose the college bound student to a military college and university life, while
providing a worthwhile leadership experience through the development of individual leadership skills, self-confidence and teamwork.
Students participate as members of a team during the course and receive instruction in leadership and effective communications.
Students also experience a Leadership Recreation Course, physical fitness training, water survival training and other physical
activities. Briefing on how to apply for college, to the Federal Academies and information on Reserve Officer Training Corps.
(ROTC) scholarships and financial aid are part of the 3 day program. Students should only apply if they are interested in pursuing a
college education and have an interest in attending a Federal Academy. There is a $50 application fee. For greater detail call
Norwich University at (802) 485-2531 or consult www.norwich.edu/lcw/index

Syracuse U. Col. of Visual & Performing Arts, Sch. of Art & Design, Drama, or Sch. of Music, or the Sch. of Architecture.
Applicants must complete a portfolio review or audition. Visit the Syracuse web site at www.admissions.syracuse.edu to obtain
audition and portfolio review deadlines or call 315-443-2769 to make an appointment..
Drama Auditions: January 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013             February 8 & 9, 2013 Syracuse U. Campus
Music Auditions: January 19, 26, 2013                     February 1 & 2, 2013 Syracuse U. Campus
Regional Auditions & Portfolio Reviews
     Drama February 1 – 3, 2013              Ripley Green Studios, 520 8 th Ave., NYC
     Music     January 23 2013 Instrumental           January 24, 2013 Vocal
               Lubin House, 11 East 61st St., NYC
     Art, Design, Transmedia         January 18 & 19, 2013
                Lubin House, 11 East 61st St., NYC
For greater detail call (315) 443-2767

Carry Over Programs
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA will host “Sleeping Bag Weekends” for high school seniors on the following Sunday &
Mondays: January 20 & 21, 2013

The “Sleeping Bag Weekends” will feature presentations from the following academic departments: Engineering, Science, Computer
Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Information Systems, Business Administration, & Fine Arts. For specific info. consult the
Carnegie Mellon Web site www.cmu.edu or call admissions at (412) 268-2082
Carnegie-Mellon Diversity Weekend; Jan. 19 & 20, 2013. -- must have filed an application to C.-M. U.

Emerson College, Boston, MA will host auditions for Acting & Musical Theater, Theater Education & Theater Study with emphasis
on performance. Interviews will be conducted on an individual basis.
Regular Auditions will be held on:
             1.) Boston auditions will be held on January 19, 26 & 30, 2013 and on February 2, 8, 9, 10, 2013
             2.) New York auditions will be held in New York City on:
                    January 31, 2013 at United Audition, 1601 West Broadway
                    February 3 & 4, 2013 at Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 56th at United Audition, 1601 Broadway
              3.) San Francisco, CA auditions will be held on February 8, 2013
Should there be any questions call (617) 824-8780 or Email stagedoor@emerson.edu
An audition form is included in an Emerson Application Package. An audition form can be obtained on the Emerson web site

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL will host Overnight Visits for high school seniors while Northwestern is in session (October
through April). Depending on availability, accommodations will be provided for one night during the week with a student host in a
residence hall, fraternity or sorority. Arrangements should be made at least one month prior to the visit by calling (847) 491-8733

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. The Admission Department will host a number of Open House & Information
Session type programs during the 2012 – 2013 school year. Each program will consist of a three hour presentation which will
commence at 1:00 pm and consist of a discussion regarding Admissions and the Application Process and a Tour of the facilities.
Especially note that each presentation is designed to be student and family friendly. The Schedule will be as follows:
October, 2012 through January, 2013 Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
February, March, April & May, 2013 Wednesdays and Fridays
RISD will host Saturday Programs: March 2,9,16, 2013 and April 6, 20, 2013. The Saturday Programs are subject to change thus call to check
the date/time of any program. These programs are expected to attract more families and applicants than can be accommodated at one sitting
therefore prospective participants are urged to call well ahead (three to four weeks) of the intended program date and secure a reservation. Call the
RISD Admissions Office at (800) 364-RISD

Special Career Program
DYNAMY INTERNSHIP Full Year Program Dynamy’s Internship Year is the nation’s only residential “gap year” internship
program. It is designed for students who want to explore the world of meaningful adult work before they embark on a college or career
path. This practice is common in the U.K., Europe and other parts of the world, but is catching on fast in the USA. The majority of
interns go on to college after completing their internship experience. Dynamy interns live in apartments as independent adults, get
invaluable on-the-job experience in three consecutive nine-week mentored internships, work with Dynamy advisors on clarifying their
future personal and academic goals, and have the option of taking up to 12 credits from Clark University. Each program begins with
a wilderness challenge. Dynamy has sites in Worcester, MA. and Santa Rosa CA. Dynamy is currently accepting applications for the
2010 Spring Semester and 2010-2011 academic year. Should there be any questions please contact Mr. Brian Hopewell, Dean of
Admissions, at (508) 755-2571 or by email at bhopwell@dynamy.org Please visit the Dynamy web page at www.Dymany.org

DYNAMY (Mid-Year/Spring ’13) offers a Spring Semester scheduled to begin in mid January, 2013. This would be an appropriate
opportunity for mid-year graduates of students who went off to college in the fall and have decided not to remain enrolled for the
spring. The regular Dynamy program is available; wilderness challenge, advising, internships, community service, independent
apartment life, Clark University credit seminars. Enrollment is possible at either the Worcester MA or Santa Rosa CA site.
Application deadline is late in December, 2013. Contact Brian Hopewell at (508) 775-2571 or email at bhopewell@dynamy.org

  SciFair 2013, the Mass annual state science fair to be held at M.I.T. May 2 - 4, 2013 is awarding a record number of scholarships.
The fair is the culmination of a year-long science project competition starting at the high school level, progressing to the state-wide
fair, presented by Massachusetts State Science Fair, Inc., a non profit corporation.
  The opportunity for students to receive Scholarships, Cash Awards or Experience Awards are excellent as, all public and private
high schools in Massachusetts are each eligible to send one student. In addition, 40 students from each of the six regional fairs are
eligible to go on to the state fair. With over 200 students receiving awards at MIT and with the additional chance of receiving regional
awards this is a great way to help defray college and university costs.

  Science projects are a fun and exciting way to understand inquiry, one of the three strands of the science and technology/engineering
curriculum frameworks. Inquiry represents fully one-third of the reporting categories in the science MCAS tests. Science projects
earn scholarships, cash and awards while helping the student to succeed in the classroom and on the achievement tests.
Additional information and guidelines can be found at www.scifair.com or by calling the state wide office at (508) 224-3265.
Following is just a sample of this year’s awards with next year’s promising to be even bigger:
  These awards and many more will be available to high school students in all public and private schools in Massachusetts. Each and
every school can send one student to compete at the state fair in May as well as competing on the regional and local levels for awards
and recognition. The state office phone number is (508) 224-3265 and web site to easily download information is www.scifair.com
1.) There are Science Fairs in the other five New England states. Interested students should check with the Science Depts. in their
     high schools for specific information regarding Science Fair opportunities in their state.
2.) The Middle School Mass. Science Fair will be held on June 1, 2013 at Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA

Scholarship Potpourri

The Henry David Thoreau College Scholarships:
Massachusetts high school seniors with plans to pursue an interest in the environmental field, may now apply for an undergraduate
scholarship totaling $20,000 spread over a four year period, to the students choice of college. The scholarship also includes a paid
internship for the summer between the student’s junior and senior year.
Scholarship goals:
  To stimulate increased awareness and incentive for a broad range of Mass high school students to enter the environmental field;
  To broaden student’s understanding of the issues that impact the environment;
  To forge working relationships between students, faculty, and experts in the field;
  To develop a cadre of bright and committed students with the potential for future leadership in the environmental field.
Deadline to submit an application: February 1, 2013 -- Notification date, no later than April 30, 2013
For specific details call Jane Nalieri, Northeast Educational Services, 265 Medford St., Somerville, MA 02143 or call (617) 666-6900
All application are to be taken off the web page www.thoreauscholar.org

Massachusetts Restaurant Association Hospitality Institute has $2,000 scholarships available for students interested in pursuing
further education in culinary arts, hospitality, and restaurant/food service management. The MRAHI will distribute $80,000 in
scholarships this year. Call the MRAHI at (800) 852-3042 or (508) 366-4144 or check the web site www.marestaurantassoc.org

Aero Club of New England, Box 183, East Boston, MA 02129
Scholarship of $2,000 for a New England resident interested in a career in aviation. Criteria: financial need and school record & 160
hours of flight time. For details contact the club at the above address.

Graphic Communication Council, 1899 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191-4367 703-648-1768
Awards: 300 scholarships for students preparing to enter a career in the graphic communication industry.
Criteria: must maintain a 3.0 gpa which in college. Write to the council for it’s application package.
Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Program, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079 972-580-2079
Award: $5,000 scholarship to help a young man prepare for a career in education, government, business and science. Need not have
been a Boy Scout but must have an outstanding record. Must apply through a local Boy Scout Council.

Financial Aid Seminars at Stonehill College, Easton, MA designed for South Shore of Boston Parents
All seminars begin in the Martin Institute Auditorium - This meeting will explain the “how to’s” in applying for Financial Aid
This is a well put together program. Eileen O’Leary, Director of Financial Aid at Stonehill has designed the most complete Financial
Aid Seminars I have ever attended. For details call (508) 565-1373
January 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm
  Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School, Oliver Ames High School, Cardinal Spellman School, Stoughton High School
 January 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm
  Archbishop Williams High School, Boston College High School, Braintree High School, Fontbonne Academy, Brockton High
School, Canton High School, Catholic Memorial High School, East Bridgewater High School, Holbrook High School, Milton High
School, Norwood High School, Notre Dame Academy, Sacred Heart High School, Sharon High School, Woodward School,
Ursuline Academy, Walpole High School, Xaverian Brothers High School

This Stonehill College Financial Aid Seminars notice has been included because during this time of the year many colleges and
universities provide a similar service. Our advice is that parents contact a college or university in their area and make an
inquiry regarding the hosting of a financial aid program to help parents through the financial aid maze.

Recent Item Worth Note…

Nearly three quarters of the students who earned an associate degree and then moved to a four year college graduated with a
bachelor’s degree within four years of transferring, according to a “snapshot” report released last week by the National Student
Clearinghouse Research Center
       Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 16, 2012

Six signs that a scholarship opportunity may not live up to it’s promise
         1. “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
         2. “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
         3. “May I have your credit card or bank account numbers to hold this scholarship?”
         4. “We’ll do all the work.”
         5. “The scholarship will cost you money.” “There is a small handling fee which must accompany the application.”
         6. “You’ve been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship”, or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never

Odds & Ends…
25th Annual Global Youth Service Day, April 26 – 28, 2013           “Youth Challenging The World”
What is National Youth Service Day?
Millions of youth participated in National youth Service day, the largest service event in the world in April 2007. They tutored young
children, registered new voters, educated their communities about good nutrition, distributed HIV/AIDS prevention materials and met
many more community needs through their service. National Youth Service day supports youth on a life-long path of service and
civic engagement, and educates the public, the media and elected officials about the role of youth as community leaders.
  Youth Service America and the State Farm Companies Foundation are offering 100 grants of $1,000 each to students, teachers and
School based service-learning coordinators. To obtain an application send a serf-addressed, stamped envelope to good Neighbor
Service-Learning Award, c/o Written Request, Youth Service America, Suite 200, 1101 15 th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 or
go to the Web www.ysa.org/nysd for more information about National Youth Service Day. The Deadline for application is early
Dec., 2010.           Source: Internet , November 29, 2012

Oft Repeated ….
Should you be preparing your budget for the school year 2013-14, the College Impressions Newsletter will be $85 per year.
Subscribers to the College Impressions Newsletter are assumed to be continuing their subscription from year to year unless
their intention to cancel their subscription is made known to College Impressions prior to the beginning of the subscription
year. It is very difficult, bordering on the impossible, to contact each subscriber either in the spring or during the summer to complete
a new subscription form.

Note to Guidance Directors --- Post your guidance position openings in the College Impressions Newsletter
Two years ago the College Impressions Newsletter posted a number of guidance openings at secondary schools in Massachusetts. I
know of two instances where candidates did interview because of information received in this publication. Should any readers of the
College Impressions Newsletter want to post guidance openings, by all means, send the information along and it will be published.
There is no fee for this service. C.I.’s aim is to help our readers stay on top of developments/opportunities in our profession.

College Impressions Listing of College Tours for Guidance & College Counselors -- Spring & Fall, 20 13
New England
BEANS Boston Extended Area Network of Schools
       The following information was taken from the internet and interested counselors are advised to contact an
       Admissions Dept. of one of the participating colleges for specific information, date/time/itinerary, etc.
BEANS College Tour -- Bentley College, Emerson College, Simmons College, Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic
BEANS - Worcester Area - usually hosted in April

     Assumption College, Becker College, Anna Maria College, Clark University, Holy Cross College, Worcester State
     College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
BEANS - The Pike Tour - usually hosted in April
     Babson College, Holy Cross College, Emerson College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CACO Southern Connecticut College Tour – The next program will be in the spring of 2012 - tour of seven colleges Albertus
Magnus College, Fairfield University, Mitchell College, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University &
Southern Connecticut University. Cost: $100 registration fee plus travel expenses. Contact: Bill Romano, Quinnipiac U. at (203)
582-3678 or Email to Bill.Romano@quinnipiac.edu

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA., Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Simmons College, Wentworth
Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College will host a tour for college counselors during the middle week of October The person
to contact in order to register for this tour is Megan Hunter at (617) 632-2729

The Pine Tree Admissions Consortia – Guidance Counselor College Tour Program -- The Pine Tree Admissions Consortia
College Tour will not run in 2031. It will be organized in the late spring of 2014. Colleges to be visited are: University of Maine at
Farmington, University of Maine at Orono, the University of Southern Maine at Portland, University of New England (Biddeford),
St. Joseph College, Southern Maine Community College and Bridgeton Academy. For greater detail or to register call Pete Heeley,
Assoc. Director of Admissions at University of New England (207) 283-0171 X 2297

The Private Colleges of Greater Springfield Tour, Springfield, MA area usually takes place in mid November, 2013. Participating
colleges: Western New England University, Springfield College, American International College, Bay Path College, Elms College.
The contact person is Mark Hudgik, Associate Director of Admissions, Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. To receive greater
detail regarding this tour call Sara at 800-782-7284

The Rhode Island Admissions Association Guidance Counselor Tour will take place during the last week of week of April 21
to 25, 2013. Colleges to be visited are: Bryant University, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, New
England Institute of Technology, Providence College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina College and the Rhode Island School
of Design. For greater definition or to register contact Beth Farias, Sr. Asst. Dir. of Admissions at Bryant University at (800) 622-
7001 Email bfarias@bryant.edu

The Consortium of Vermont Colleges is sponsoring its 33rd Annual Counselors Bus Tour, usually takes place on April 22 – 27,
2013. The visit will include 19 campuses and they are: Bennington, Castleton State, Champlain. College of St. Joseph, Goddard,
Green Mountain, Johnson State, Landmark, Lyndon State, Marlboro, Middlebury, New England Culinary Inst., Norwich, St.
Michael’s, Southern Vermont, Sterling, University of Vermont, and Vermont Technical College.
Bus tour Hosts, Jeremy & Jim at BusTour@VTColleges.org for details or to pre register for the program by mid April, 2011.

New York
The Bridge Tour -- this tour is designed for counselors in metropolitan New York City who work with underrepresented students.
Cornell University, Binghamton College, Syracuse University usually takes place during the Spring. Contact an admissions office or
a participating college/university

College Tour - Colgate, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Union, Skidmore, Syracuse, Hamilton -CRUSSH - This tour is a very
popular tour and at the present time it has a two year waiting list. It will occur in the early fall. Contact Charlotte Tefft, Admissions
Dept, Syracuse University for details and to pre register for the tour at (315) 443-3611.
Dates: April 28 to May 3, 2013 April 27 to May 1, 2014

Finger Lakes Tour of Upstate New York Colleges is hosted by Hobart William Smith College, Ithaca College, Syracuse University,
& University of Rochester. This tour will take place in the early fall of 2013. Dates TBA, look for an announcement in the fall or
contact the admissions depts.. at any of the hosting colleges in the spring of 2011.

The Hudson Valley College Tour, -- The participating colleges: Bard College, Marist College, Culinary Institute of America,
SUNY at New Paltz. This tour usually takes place during the month of June. For greater detail and to register for this tour contact
a College Counselor at Maris College (800) 436-5483

Western New York College Counselor Tour is a spring tour of Western New Your Colleges will take place on April 21– 24, 2013
The participating colleges are: Alfred State University, University of Buffalo, Buffalo State College, D’Youville College, Daemen
College, Fredonia College, Canisius College, Medaille College and Niagara University & St. Bonaventure University. To obtain
greater detail or to register for this tour go to Web site www.daeman.edu/admissions/college tour or contact Deborah Goodrich,
Admissions Counselor at Alfred State College, at (607) 587-4215

Middle Atlantic
The Blue Ridge Tour will be hosted in late September or early October, 2013. The participating colleges are: Hollins University,
James Madison University, Lynchburg College, Radford University, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech., University of Virginia. The
contact is Mrs. Rebecca LaPlante, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Radford Admissions Office (800) 890-4265

The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges will offer two tours of its member colleges the first tour will occur
April 7 to 10, 2013and the second tour will occur April 14 to 17, 2013 Participating colleges/universities are: Lehigh College,
Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University and Moravian College. Contact Mary Ann
Williams, Director of Administrative Services for the Lehigh Valley Consortia at (610) 625-7888 or write to Ann at The Lehigh
Valley Consortia, 130 West Greenwich St., Bethlehem, Pa 18018

Maryland College Tour, early April - Colleges: Notre Dame of MD College, Goucher College, Hood College, Johns Hopkins
University, Loyola College, MD. Institute College of Art, McDaniel College, Mt. St. Mary College, Washington College, St. Johns
College, Villa Julie College. Contact: David Adams, Dir. Of Admission at Hood College (800) 922-1599

The Pennsylvania College Consortium -- Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg Colleges usually hosts a guidance
counselor tour during mid April. This is an excellent college tour and highly recommended by the College Impressions Newsletter.
For greater detail contact Dotty Warner, Dir of Conferences & Special Events at 717-245-1900 or Email her at

Pennsylvania Liberal Arts College Tour for Counseling Professionals: Albright College, Elizabethtown college, Juniata College,
Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Messiah College, Mid November - call one of the participating colleges for specific

The Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV) 25th Annual Guidance Counselor Tour. The dates have not been
established as of this printing but the tour usually takes place during late June.
The tour is organized by the Eastern Group and the Western Group on alternating years. The Western Group hosting the tour in 2013.
And the next Eastern tour will be in 2013
Western Tour early 2013
Jefferson Col. of Health Sci.       Bluefield College                Ferrun College                 Roanoke College
Emery & Henry College                Virginia Intermont College       Hollins University             Washington & Lee C.
The tours are sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV). A $50
registration fee and transportation to and from the points of departure will be the only expenses. Meals and lodging are provided.
After the tour, CIVC will provide each counselor with five application wavers to be used by their students next year.
For greater detail or to register to participate contact: Liv Fedorko, Public Affairs Director for CICV at (540) 586-0606 or

Eastern Tour, July, 2012
Bluefield College, Bridgewater College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampton University, Marymount University, Randolph-Macon
College, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, St. Paul’s college, Shenandoah University, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan

Mid West
The COWS Tour (Counselors Observing Wisconsin Schools) is hosted by: Beloit College, Lawrence University, Marquette
University, University of Wisconsin, and Ripon College. Participants must be invited by one of the five colleges. Each fall the
admissions representatives pool the names of people they have met who they believe would be interested in participating in this tour.
The tour usually occurs in April. Advice: contact a college admissions representative from any of the colleges, invite he/she to visit
your school and that probably will begin a relationship which would be rewarded with an invitation

University of Dayton, Miami University Guidance Tour -- usually hosted in late March           -- tour of colleges: Miami University
& University of Dayton. Cost: travel expenses
Contact: Sharon Wright, U. of Dayton, at (800) 837-7433 or via Email at sburke@udayton.edu

The Heart of Ohio Tour (HOOT), usually hosted in April 14 to 18, 2013. The Program will tour the following
colleges/universities: Ohio University, Ohio State University, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, Otterbein
College, John Carroll University, Marietta College. For greater detail contact: Linda Rhodes at Marietta College 800- 331-7896

The Ohio Counselors Visitation Program is usually hosted in late April. The participating colleges are: Denison College,
Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan College, Wittenberg University, College of Wooster. Contact: Ann Bixel,
Associate Director of Admissions, at Wittenberg at (877) 206-0332 or (937) 327-6320 or Email Ann at abixel@wittenberg.edu for
greater detail or to enroll.

College Counselor Tour, Minnesota. Participating colleges are: Carlton College, Macalester College & St. Olaf College in
Minnesota. This tour takes place in the late summer or early fall of the year. To obtain greater detail or to request an invitation
contact: Dean Djiara Meehan, Dean of Admission, Carlton College at (800) 995-CARL

Far West
Montana Counselor Tour, “Big Sky”, mid July, 2013 -- Pre Tour July, 2013
Colleges: University of Montana, Carroll College, Montana Tech.
Contact: Shannon Marr at (406) 788-7431 -- Open Registration, 1st come first serve.

South East
The Sunshine Tour of Private Florida Colleges will take place in early February . Colleges usually participating are; Eckerd
College, Embry-Liddle Aeronautical, Flagler College, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern University, University of
Jacksonville, Lynn University, Rollins College, Stetson University, and the University of Tampa. This tour is by invitation and is
being coordinated by Ms. Judi Marino, Dir. of Admiss., Florida Institute of Tech. (800) 888-4348 jmarino@fit.edu

College Counselors Visit to St. Andrew’s – Is usually hosted during the first week of March. University of St. Andrews, Butts
Wynd, St. Andrews, Fife Ky16 9AJ, Scotland. This program is organized for a small group of interested College Counselors from
American High Schools each spring. Contact Rona E. Mackenzie, Educational Liaison Officer or Miss Dawn Redman at Tel. # 44
1334 463323 or Email intoff@st-andrews.ac.uk for details.


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